Feeling a bit insecure?

Some of the most common anxieties among bakers concern their I.T. systems. Are they secure? Are they backed up? What if hardware breaks or gets stolen? Bakers, by their very nature, tend to be good with systems and technology. But things can, and do, go wrong. What happens, for example, if the server running your bakery management software … [Read more...]

How can bakers keep control of costs and maintain margins?

  At a time of rising prices and market uncertainty, Jane Tyler looks at ways to weather the storm with Cybake bakery management software. Britain’s bakery firms face stiff challenges. Sterling’s fall and a tightening of worldwide supply have led to increased prices for ingredients. There is pressure on wages and sales of traditional … [Read more...]

What’s the best way to set a waste target for your bakery shop?

Robert McIlroy discusses the various methods bakers use to calculate waste levels and how full shop stock reconciliation can help. The question of how best to set a waste target for a bakery shop is a little like asking how long is a piece of string. Before you decide on an ideal figure, you have to decide what measure to use. The … [Read more...]

How bakers lose out with standing orders

Standing orders can be replaced by a far more profitable approach, says Rob McIlroy. Standing orders are the repeat orders that are automatically sent to a customer. They save bakers the trouble of entering orders for customers who take similar orders every time. Effectively, they are a rubber-stamping exercise to save both the baker and the … [Read more...]